CHEMICAL AND CATALYTIC CHEMICAL REACTORS FOR HEATING OR COOLING AVIONIC EQUIPMENT
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AERONAUTICAL ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL LAB
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An investigation is being made of the application of chemical reactors for cooling and heating equipments to be used in high-speed naval airAND SPACE CRAFT. A brief discussion is presented of the basic theory of chemical and catalytic reactors, and an outline is given of the various types of operations. Heat transfer aspects of reactor design are emphasized. For illustrative purposes, a specific chemical reactor cooling problem is defined. A comparison is made of the heat capacity property of a coolant vapor as used in a conventional heat exchanger and in a chemical reaction process. A larger amount is shown to be dissipated as heat per degree temperature rise due to the better heat capacity of the reaction system.